April 3, 2020: the stay-at-home order
, which was announced on March 30 by Rostov Oblast Governor Vasily Golubev in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, has been extended with a new set of measures. New directives forbid such activities as bookmaker's facilities, betting houses and debt collection agencies.
The stay-at-home requirement has been extended through May 1. Use of all public recreation areas and facilities is now prohibited. Taganrog and all the cities in Rostov Oblast have been placed under lockdown: residents must stay indoors unless they are going out for essential needs such as to seek emergency medical care, to obtain food from the nearest shop, walk pets within 100 meters from home, take out the garbage or go to work. It is allowed to visit the relatives aged 65 and over, and to deliver them food and medical supplies. Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities have scaled down operations and received special permits from the local government for their employees allowing to visit work during the lockdown period.
On April 2, 2020 new administrative sanctions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak were introduced: violation of hygiene and sanitation regulations, non-fulfilment of local government orders are now punishable by fines and administrative charges.
Individuals are now punishable by fines from 15 to 45 thousand roubles, officials - from 50 to 150 thousand roubles, small and medium businesses - from 50 to 150 thousand roubles along with suspension of operation for 90 days. Corporate persons are punishable by fines from 200 to 300 thousand roubles with an administrative suspension of activities for 90 days.
Active or passive negligence causing harm which endangered life or caused the victim severe bodily harm or death is now punishable by fines from 150 to 300 thousand roubles for individuals, 300 to 500 thousand roubles and a disqualification for small and medium businesses, 0.5 to 1 million roubles or an administrative suspension of activities for 90 days for unincorporated private entrepreneurs and corporate persons.
Protocol on an administrative offences are made by police officers and law enforcement officials. Don Cossack militia and officers of City Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs patrol the streets, control crime situation and run a campaign to educate the locals on COVID-19 situation. As part of the national "We Are Together" campaign, volunteers provide their help to lonely residents and people with mobility impairments who cannot leave their household due to the package of measures against the spread of the novel conoravirus (COVID-19).
As of April 3, there have been 9 cases of COVID-19 in Rostov Oblast region. 361 persons stay under regular medical supervision in the city of Taganrog. No cases of COVID-19 have been registered in Taganrog. Citywide toll-free 24-hour hotline number is 8 800-201-33-40.
Taganrog Local Government has released public announcements urging residents to stay home with family members to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the most vulnerable in this community.